In the biggest game of the year so far nationally, a pair of Texas teams squared off near Houston on Friday. In the end, second-ranked nationally North Shore (Houston)
beat No. 17 Shadow Creek (Pearland) 38-21 to win its 16th consecutive
finished with two scores and top-rated Class of 2022 cornerback Denver Harris
had a huge game with two interceptions — one a game-changing pick six just before halftime for the Mustangs.
With the game tied at 14 late in the second quarter, Harris grabbed a tipped pass and
returned it 90 yards for a touchdown giving the two-time defending Class
6A Division 1 champions all the momentum they needed to start the
season with a big win over the 2019 Class 5A Division 1 champ.
In a game filled with big plays, though Shadow Creek's Kyron Drones
and C.J. Guidry
made plenty but the Sharks committed four key turnovers. A nifty 20-yard
touchdown run by Dematrius Davis with 5:30 to go finally put it away.
In the Texas computer rankings, North Shore was ranked No. 2 and Shadow Creek No. 7.
This was opening week for the 6A and 5A classifications in Texas,
delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. The state's smaller schools began play
four weeks ago.
Other games of note:
* At AT&T Stadium in Arlington, No. 3 Ryan (Denton) took down No. 11 Martin (Arlington), 47-24. Ja'Tavion Sanders
, a 2021 Texas commit, scored two touchdowns on offense and had a pick six on defense.
* The week got off with a bang on Thursday, when unranked Forney got two touchdown catches from Kameron Allen
in a 34-31 upset of No. 14 Lone Star.
* Visiting and 17th-ranked Rockwall held a 31-6 and hung on for a 59-40 victory at Braswell.
* Host and No. 23 Allen scored 35 points combined in the second and third quarters to take control and beat Plano East 49-26.
* Host and No. 24 Cy-Fair needed a fourth-quarter touchdown to pull out a 13-10 win over un-ranked Cypress Ranch.